As the start of the 2023 NFL regular season approaches, one of the most hyped teams across the league is the Detroit Lions.
They possess an intriguing roster that features star quarterback Jared Goff, Pro Bowl wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, and incoming rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs, the No. 12 pick in April’s draft.
But the team also has high hopes for wideout Jameson Williams, and former Lions star Calvin Johnson talked to Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson about why he feels Williams has lots of potential.
Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams comes with high expectations this season says Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson: “When the guy got on the field for the first time last year, he made a big splash so I’m excited once he gets his rhythm down, gets his timing down… and for the splash… https://t.co/v3yiPl5HEt pic.twitter.com/bLV3CapaWC
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson (@ScoopB) August 31, 2023
Williams only played six games last season due to a torn ACL he suffered during his final season of college football, and his numbers — 41 receiving yards and one touchdown — weren’t exactly impressive.
But during the 2021 season at the University of Alabama, he was prolific, putting up 1,572 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns before sustaining his torn ACL in the national championship game versus the Georgia Bulldogs.
If Williams pans out, he and St. Brown would make a very strong wide receiver tandem that would rival that of most teams in the league, especially the NFC.
But one thing the Lions will have to seriously address if they are to make the playoffs is their defense, which ranked 28th in points allowed and last in total yards given up.
The hope is that defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson will improve and live up to being the No. 2 pick in the 2022 draft.
Detroit hasn’t made the playoffs since the 2016 season and hasn’t won a postseason game since all the way back in the 1991 campaign.NEXT: Charles Barkley Hypes Up 1 Intriguing NFC Team This Season